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Alinor Sterling, of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Appeals Court Overturns $12M Med Mal Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

The Connecticut Appellate Court has overturned a $12 million medical malpractice verdict against Danbury Hospital in the case of a patient who nearly died following a routine hernia operation.

Chase Rogers

State Supreme Court Sides With Arbitration in Case of Man Fired for Smoking Pot at Work

By Christian Nolan |

The Connecticut Supreme Court found a state employee should not have been fired for smoking marijuana while on the job, in a ruling legal experts say reinforces arbitration decisions in attempting to prevent public policy challenges.

An MGM Grand employee polishes slot machines at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Ex-Paralegal Caught Gambling; Gets Two More Months in Prison

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A former paralegal who embezzled $1.7 million from a South Windsor law firm has been sentenced to two more months in prison after she failed to pay restitution and was caught gambling while on probation.

Left to right - Attorney Joshua Koskoff, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, and Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, at an event last week at the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, Conn. on the role of tort law in addressing the shooting of unarmed people.

Event Spotlights Limits on Gun Torts in Mass Shootings

By Amaris Elliott-Engel |
James “Tim” Shearin

Lawsuit Challenges State Liquor Laws

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A national liquor retailer with four Connecticut locations has filed a lawsuit against state officials in U.S. District Court challenging the state's laws governing liquor pricing.

Suit Says Low-Income Students Pushed Into Underperforming Schools

By Christian Nolan |

A group of parents have filed a lawsuit against state officials alleging that Connecticut's restrictions on charter and magnet schools are unconstitutional because they force low-income and minority students to attend underperforming schools.

Jury Instruction Omission Prompts Supreme Court to Order New Trial

By Christian Nolan |

A Connecticut trial judge forgot to instruct the jury that a defendant's refusal to testify cannot be held against him, which prompted the state Supreme Court Thursday to order a new trial for a man convicted of burglary and larceny.

Former Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden

Justice David Borden: A Man for All Seasons

When asked by a Connecticut Bar Association group how he wanted to be remembered, he answered "as someone who was intellectually honest."

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

High Praise for Missouri Public Defender Who Appointed Governor to Represent Criminal Defendant

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD |

Rebuffed time and again by the Missouri legislature and Gov. Jay Nixon, who refused to substantially increase the budget for indigent criminal defense, the chief public defender, Michael Barrett, had enough. He recently took an unusual and desperate step. He appointed Nixon, a licensed Missouri attorney, to represent an indigent client accused in an assault case. We applaud this bold action.

U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny of Connecticut

Vacancy in Federal Court as Judge to Take Senior Status

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

The U.S. District Court for Connecticut will have a judicial vacancy soon, as Judge Robert Chatigny has decided to take senior status as of Jan. 1.

Gadsden flag

PC vs. Free Speech—Again

By EDITORIAL BOARD |

The battle between political correctness and free speech continues apace. Recently, it has taken a dangerous turn. The political correctness police have now taken on the Gadsden "Don't Tread on Me" flag, decreeing it an unwelcome racist symbol.

Ron Etemi

College Student Struck by Car to Receive $2M Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A 19-year-old college student struck by a car while crossing a neighborhood road in North Haven has settled her lawsuit against the vehicle's driver for $2 million.

The Most Important Law School You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The sign out front says it’s America’s first law school, but one could easily mistake the one-room structure on a quiet street in Litchfield, Connecticut, for a well-maintained storage shed.

In Quoting Profanity, Some Judges Give a F#%&. Others Don’t

In 2001, a panel of appeals judges in Philadelphia considered if a lawyer who told her opponent, “Go fuck yourself,” should face sanctions.